Eidos Interactive


Founded in 1990
Closed in 2009-04-22
Status: bought
aka(s): Eidos

Eidos was founded in 1990 as a video services company and for the first five years of its existence was focused upon developing its proprietary video codec (compression / decompression) software, Escape.

Later the company acquired the following companies:
1995 - Domark
1996 - U.S. Gold
1996 - CentreGold
1998 - Crystal Dynamics
2004 - IO Interactive

Bought by SCi on 2005-05-16, then by Square Enix on 2009-04-22. Eidos name will cease to be used when the "brand" is renamed to Square Enix Europe.

It is known for Arena Wars, Batman: Arkham, Battlestations, Championship Manager, Commandos, Deus Ex, Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Monsters, Fear Effect, Final Fantasy, Gauntlet, Gex series, Hitman, Just Cause, Kane & Lynch, Kingdom Hearts, Legacy of Kain, Myth, Original Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Main series, ShellShock, So Blonde, Supreme Commander, Test Drive, Tex Murphy, Thief, TimeSplitters, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider 2006 Reboot, Way of the Samurai

Releases per year

19951
199616
199721
199823
199932
200041
200123
200232
200327
200419
200521
200647
200730
200825
200922
201012
20122
20146
400 video games with valid date were considered (100%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

Windows 131
PS 48
PS2 47
Xbox 38
X360 21
Nintendo DS 18
PSP 14
Dreamcast 13
Wii 12
PS3 10
GameCube 8
Saturn 7
GBA 5
Mobile 5
Mac OS Classic 4